"When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" (JSH 1:17)
Joseph Smith testified to the world that two resurrected human beings presented themselves before him, whom the rest of the world would recognize as God, the Father and His Son, Jesus, the Christ. Later in 1823, three years after receiving what has become known as the First Vision, Joseph was again visited by a resurrected human being, who called himself Moroni:
"He called me by name, and said unto me that he was a messenger sent from the presence of God to me, and that his name was Moroni; that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people. He said there was a book deposited, written upon gold plates, giving an account of the former inhabitants of this continent, and the source from whence they sprang. He also said that the fullness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants." (JSH 1:33-34)
In both of these unprecedented experiences, Joseph Smith testified to the world that there are human beings who have once lived upon this earth, who died, and who were brought back to life (resurrected) as advanced and eternal human beings. These were the first recorded events that laid the foundation for a religious belief system known throughout the world as the Mormons-the largest and most powerful faction of Mormonism being the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Joseph's personal witness of these two events established an order and protocol of how divine intervention takes place between advanced and eternal human beings and the mortals upon this earth. With his own testimony, Joseph Smith outlined the official and ONLY authorized manner in which truth can be established upon this earth. In order for real truth to be established, a fully resurrected being must return to the earth and initiate its establishment. Without following this protocol, no other work can be deemed official and authorized.
Ironically, since Joseph Smith, not even one of the mainstream Mormon/LDS leaders has claimed to have been visited by a resurrected human being and received instruction face-to-face from an advanced and eternal resurrected being.
Regardless of how Mormon/LDS faith has deteriorated over the years since Joseph Smith, there has been ONLY one man who has ever claimed to have full access, not only to advanced and eternal human beings (ministering angels), but to the Three Nephite Apostles and to John the Beloved himself. That man is Christopher!
Through Christopher, the resurrected Joseph Smith, Jr. will now finally disclose his true identity to the world and explain the real truth about what happened from the time that he as a young boy, first inquired into the concept of religious thought, to the time of his martyrdom in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844. Through Christopher, and under the direct auspices of the resurrected Joseph, the real truth behind the establishment of an organized church, priesthood, ordinances, and everything else associated with his name will be revealed in its fullness.
Without Disclosing My True Identity-The Authorized and Official Biography of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. will answer all questions about the man and the religion that came forth from his time on earth.
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